Wildcat Central

April 6 - April 12

Happy Birthday Officer Phillips!

Spring Break is April 13-17.  No newsletter next week.  The newsletter will return on Sunday, April 19th.  

Please note that beginning February 23, part of Bristol Avenue will be closed to traffic.  This area runs from the AHS exit all the way to Wooten Hollow. The closure will affect two of our bus routes.  


Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

Parent Portal
If you missed Open House but would still like to learn about Parent Portal, an online site where parents can go and access student's grades and attendance, please come by AHS to get instructions.  We will need a copy of your picture ID.  You can bring it with you or we can make a copy for you.  There is also an agreement you must sign.  If you would like to download a copy and bring it with you, you can find it at Cherokee County Schools website at: www.cherokee.k12.nc.us and choose the Parent Portal Use Agreement link in the center of the page. 

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have dentist or doctor's appointments scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign out their students in person. 


Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!

Mark Your Calendars   

 Monday, April 6thBaseball and softball at Robbinsville.  Varsity games begin at 4:30 p.m.  Admission is $4.
 Tuesday, April 7thPlanning period meetings @ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.  Baseball and softball at home vs. Swain.  Varsity games begin at 4:30 p.m.  Admission is $4.
 Wednesday, April 8th    Track meet at Murphy field. Events begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $4.
 Thursday, April 9thBeta Club and NHS inductions at 6:30 p.m. at Andrews First Baptist Church.
 Friday, April 10th    Baseball and softball at home (weather permitting).  Varsity games begin at 4:30 p.m.  Admission is $4.



The AHS Shooting team was chosen as a "Wildcard Team" for the State Championship in shooting.  Team A (which consists of: Douglas Bell, Oren Jones, Jordan Mathis, Isaac Cunningham, Taylor Parker and Jacob Payne) will travel to the State Championship on Friday, April 24th.  They will compete on Saturday, April 25th in Ellerbe, NC.

Beta Club and NHS Inductions

The annual Beta Club and National Honor Society inductions will be held Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at Andrews First Baptist Church.


Cap and gown proofs are available at the Blue Denim website: bluedenimphoto.com/

Mark your Calendars

The baseball and softball games on Thursday, April 24th against Copper Basin will be entitled Cats for Courageous Heroes and will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be extra items for sale in the concession stand. Students will be allowed to purchase a $3 ticket that week. This ticket will allow them to wear camo clothing and hats to school that day.  Students will also receive a WWP bracelet and window decal.

AHS Prom  

The Junior/Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. If AHS Juniors/Seniors plan to bring a guest that is not a Junior or Senior at AHS they must complete a permission form.  These forms are available on the table outside the office.  Juniors/Seniors and AHS guests must also be current with their class dues ($20 per year) in order to attend the prom.  Ms. Gilbert has this information.  Prom tickets will be on sale after Spring Break.  

Save Your Cans!

For her Senior Exit Project, Allie Griggs wants to make some improvements to the softball field at Valley River Park.  She is collecting aluminum cans to help cover her expenses.  If you have aluminum cans, please save them for Allie.  You can drop them off at AHS office anytime.

Aluminum Can Flip Tops

The AHS Student Council is also collecting the flip tops off of all aluminum cans.  These tops will be donated to the Korbin Smith family.  Please save and deliver to Mrs. Anderson. 

SAT dates

There are two remaining SAT dates left for the school year. To register, see Mrs. Burch or go to www.collegeboard.com/SAT

Dates are: May 2 (register by April 6) 

          and June 6 (register by May 8).

Scholarship Information
There is new information about scholarships available. 

Visit the Guidance Counselor's page or see Mrs. Burch for more information.  

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here


Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.

Athletics Announcements

Spring Sports have begun.  Check the AHS Athletics Facebook page to keep track of changes in scheduled games and events!